(PELEE ISLAND, ON) – Members of the OPP have come to the rescue after a break-in to the Pelee Island Public School left students without their field trip proceeds.
On November 7, officers responded to an overnight string of break-ins on the Island, including the public school. A quantity of cash was taken from the school, which had been fundraised by students to support field trips and school events.
Assisting with the investigation, OPP marine operator, Constable James Lyman, coordinated a fund raising initiative and rallied local officers, the Essex County cOPPs For Charity Committee, and the Kingsville and Essex Community Policing Committees to raise $2,270.
The funds were presented to Pelee Island Public School principal Richard Galloway, Pelee Island mayor Rick Masse, and a number of ecstatic students, who can now enjoy the proceeds as they were initially intended.
The investigation into these break and enter occurrences is still on-going and the OPP ask that anyone with information regarding it contact them at 519-723-2491. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.